Sustainability has become a subject of (political) discussion in Austria in the context of cultural policy with the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005 to 2014 and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the contribution of art and culture is a cross-cutting issue. At the national level, in its mission statement of the federal finance act, the Ministry of Finance has defined the general conditions for the creation and communication of art and culture. The main objectives defined there are the sustainable anchoring of contemporary art in society, the guarantee of stable general conditions for artists and the sustainable safeguarding of state cultural institutions and cultural heritage, and better access to art and culture for the public. The measures will be implemented through a broad participatory process at all local-authority and civil-society levels. The latest government programmes are also committed to the sustainable safeguarding of art and culture and their contribution to social cohesion, their role in education and as a location factor.